Launch of SoapBox People

Launch of SoapBox People

Get On The Soapbox at The Spread Eagle, Ipswich

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Ticketed event. £5 per person (for non-members). Very limited number of public tickets available to purchase.
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To mark the beginning of our new membership project – SoapBox People – we are holding a very special event, featuring fearless & funny spoken word performances from some of our members, and a famous guest too.

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Johnny Marriott – from Pet Needs – back to SoapBox for a spoken word set, his first in over half a decade. If you attended any SoapBox gigs about 10 years ago, you will remember this talented chap. He played on our very first Festival stage back in 2012, and performed at countless SoapBox gigs after that, both as a poet, a songwriter, and a musician.

Known for his skilful and poetic lyrics, energetic stage performances, and authenticity, Johnny Marriott is the front man of the burgeoning Essex punk/rock band Pet Needs. Pioneered by Frank Turner, and signed to Xtra Mile Recordings, we are insanely lucky to be able to grab him for one night in between an extremely busy tour season, where the band, and their amazing community (Fractured Party People) are taking on UK and America by storm.

We will welcome some of our incredible members to share their poems & stories with us all, including performances from SoapBox People members: Jackie Montague, Ellen Clayton, Philip Rösel Baker, Rachel Davy, Tülin Silverwind, (and more to be confirmed). Hosted by Amy Wragg.

Entry is FREE (plus one) for SoapBox People members.

There are some (limited) public tickets available at £5 each (plus 10% booking fee), which can be bought online through WeGotIckets >>> HERE <<< Please note, tickets will NOT be available on the door, and entry to the pub will be limited to members & ticket holders only.

SoapBox People membership is a new project that supports artists, musicians, writers, poets & creatives to develop their craft. Membership consists of:

– Monthly SoapBox zine in the post. (Zines are not available digitally)

– Two free tickets per member to 4 special events a year (including the launch event on Sunday 19th May)

– Priority submission to the zine. Send in your art/projects for free print promotion.

– Free tickets to development workshops, at least 4 a year. (Topics to be agreed amongst members according to need)

– Artist support sessions

Membership is (currently) £36 per year until Saturday 18th May, after which it will rise to £60. Membership can be bought online >>>HERE<<<

Thanks for reading, thanks for listening, extra special thanks to all those amazing people who have already joined SoapBox People. Your support is deeply appreciated. Can’t wait to celebrate with you all! xx

getonthesoapbox is a female-led arts event producer/promoter of spoken word & music, having operated independently in East Anglia for 18 years. Launched in 2006 in Ipswich (and with several years in between running gigs in Norwich) we’ve been contributing prolifically to the cultural landscape in Ipswich for 12 years. Creating friendly, feisty & inclusive events that support artists to reach bigger audiences, & hone their craft. We’ve also put on shows at a whole host of Festivals too, including Bestival, Camp Bestival, SPILL, and many more.

Find our website >>> HERE <<<

Instagram >>> HERE <<<

Facebook Page >>> HERE <<<

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